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Public Sector

Our lawyers are all experts in their chosen specialisms, but you need your advisers to be able to look beyond the specific deal or project to understand your business sector. That is why our lawyers immerse themselves in specific industry sectors, making sure that they understand your business as well as they do their own.

Our experience spans the whole public sector; from local authorities and NHS bodies to major government departments including the Insolvency Service and HMRC, making us a genuine public sector firm of a calibre rarely seen outside of the expensive "City" law firms.

Our lawyers can offer you the full range of legal advice you need in a way that is tailored to the public sector.  From employment and property issues to regulatory and financial advice, we have the experience you need.  The team also includes lawyers able to advise on the vary largest new projects, from the planning of a new project and the use of compulsory purchase powers through to the operation and management of the facility, we have a track record of delivering - on time and on budget.

Howes Percival, in consortium with PwC, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP and Sharpe Pritchard LLP, has been selected to the Crown Commercial Services General Legal Services Panel for Central Government as a Tier 1 Provider. 


To download the Prospectus for Crown Commercial Service RM3786 General Legal Advice Services Panel please click here

Tessa Haskey, Howes Percival’s Chairman, commented; 



“This is a fantastic achievement for the firm.  We are very proud to be part of this consortium, and to extend our Government work so significantly, and I’m really pleased for Alison Kirby and Morris Peacock, the partners who successfully led the firm’s bid.  We already act on a variety of disputes for two Government departments including very high profile litigation cases, and have instigated landmark decisions in both the High Court and Court of Appeal.  Over the last three years we have strengthened our regional offering, investing in new offices and broadening our expertise with some eye-catching hires.  This win supports that strategy, as well as recognising our national reputation in key specialisms and our already strong working relationship with the Government.  It is a massive boost for the firm and everyone involved in the bid, and will open up new opportunities for us across the country.”